AP’s Fictional Report On DHS Disputing Trump Over Banned Nation Threats [VIDEO]

AP’s Fictional Report On DHS Disputing Trump Over Banned Nation Threats [VIDEO]

AP’s Fictional Report On DHS Disputing Trump Over Banned Nation Threats [VIDEO]

What is it about the media and their affinity for reporting as real stories based on fiction? Seriously, I want know. Just a few days ago I wrote about the media freakout over the National Guard mobilization that wasn’t. It didn’t matter that the AP got caught, it didn’t matter that they did a stealth edit of their story (but not the headline mind you), and it didn’t matter that the idea was never going to see the light of day. Nope, what mattered is the reaction and the additional ramping up of negativity toward all things Trump.

Well, guess what? The AP is at it again. Just a couple of days ago they published a story (that quite frankly I hadn’t had a chance to read due to busy schedule), about how the DHS is telling President Trump his idea that banning people coming to US from seven specific countries is wrong because none of them are terrorists or do terrorist stuff! The term the AP used was “insufficient evidence.”

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Oh really? OH REALLY? Let’s, with the help of the guys at Powerline blog, take a look at ALL the problems with their story.

First:  Its a 3-page DRAFT. A DRAFT guys…not an approved and signed document. Read it all here.

Second:  This draft only discusses 82 individuals.

Third:  The draft points out that 40 terrorists were interviewed. That’s a very small sample size folks.

Fourth:  The draft adamantly asserts that any terrorism we need to be concerned about is regional. Uh huh, sure about that?

The DHS draft report asserts, however, that terror groups in Iran, Sudan, and Yemen are regionally focused, rather than focused on terrorizing the United States. But the same thing was thought to be true of al Qaeda before 9/11. And even if the DHS bureaucrat is right about the current focus of the terror groups in Iran, Sudan, and Yemen, that focus could change on a dime.

Here’s another thing to consider. The draft is real, but there’s one very YUUGE problem with the AP conveying that it’s the entire report.

“While DHS was asked to draft a comprehensive report on this issue, the document you’re referencing was commentary from a single intelligence source versus an official, robust document with thorough interagency sourcing,” Christensen said. “The … report does not include data from other intelligence community sources. It is incomplete.” [Emphasis Added]

The mere fact that this was a draft and the ENTIRE report itself isn’t even done yet didn’t stop the AP from presenting all of this as real. It didn’t stop the AP from fanning the narrative of big ole meanie Trump for keeping people from 7 countries with a history of terrorism from merrily waltzing into the United States.

Nope, didn’t stop the AP from once again presenting a story as fact, when it’s actually fiction. Heck it hasn’t stopped nearly anyone in the media! Check out this from CNN.

And then there’s this exactly THREE hours later:

Oops! In other words…

Yeah, pretty much. Even Calvin knows better!

The AP, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NY Times, and so many others are whining about not getting to sit at the big kids table anymore. They are whining about how no one in the Trump Administration respects them even though they demand it. Well, given that they persist in presenting fiction as real, I wonder why?

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  • parker says:

    IMO Trump should let the deplorable fake news attend his press conferences and refuse to take any questions from them. And I think his press secretary should end the daily briefs and only hold one a week at 10 pm every Friday. He too should not take questions from the deplorables.

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